February 2018 Ceolta Notes – By Rodger Hara
The Pine Creek Tippers are downstairs in the lounge at The Margarita at Pine Creek in Colorado Springs on the 16th at 6:30 PM.
St. Brigit Episcopal Church, in Frederick, CO at 110 Johnson St., presents a Celtic Cajun Ceili on the 9th from 6-9 PM with live music, jambalaya, cornbread, King Cake, step dancing, storytelling and beer. Celebrating the annual feast of St. Brigid of Ireland and the beginning of Lent (a little early), Pete Strickler and the regulars from Down the Back Lane provide the music, Celtic Steps the dancers and Heather Corey from Verve Movement Studio the calling for the Ceili. $15 suggested donation per adult. Children and youth (18 and younger) attend for free. Proceeds benefit St. Brigit youth group activities.
Skean Dubh is at Stella’s Coffee Shop on Olde South Pearl in Denver from 8-10 PM on the 3rd and in the Littleton view house from 7-10 PM on the 10th.
The 2018 Queen Colleen, Jennifer Richards sings at Scruffy Murphy’s in LoDo on the 2nd from 6-7:30. Drink and dinner specials will be running while she performs original and cover songs in benefit for the children in Nepal at the RST Orphanage. No cover, free will donations gladly accepted.
Celtic Chaos rocks out the Celtic House Pub in Parker on the 17th from 5 -7 PM
Busy month for Wild Mountain that opens with a show on the 2nd at Sheabeen’s Irish Pub in Aurora from 8-12 PM, plays at Local 46 in Wheat Ridge on the 3rd from 9:30-12:30 PM, hits the Nissi’s stage on the 8th from 7:30 – 9:30 PM, heads south to Jack Quinn’s in Colorado Springs on the 10th to play from 8-12 PM, comes home to Clancy’s in Wheat Ridge on the 23rd and plays from 7:30-10:30 PM then closes out the month at Dicken’s Opera House in Longmont on the 24th from 7-10 PM. See http://www.wildmountaingreengrass.com/events/ for ticket prices.
You’ll find Big Paddy in the Bohemian Biergarten on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall at 10 PM on the 2nd.
Celtic Thunder’s Emmet Cahill returns to Colorado for two concerts – in Denver at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2626 E. 7th Avenue Parkway on the 15th at 7 PM and in Monument at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way on the 16th at 7:30 PM. General admission tickets are $30 with a limited number of Meet & Greet tickets available for $45. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.emmetcahill.com/tour-dates/ or at the doors.
Avourneen plays in Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub in Littleton at 9 PM on the 17th. Lead singer Adam Goldstein takes the stage of the Clocktower Cabaret on the 3rd, 10th and 24th for the late shows.
The Firehouse Theater Company presents Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, from the 17th through March 17th at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University at 7653 E. 1st Place in Denver. Gross Indecency traces the real-life trials of Oscar Wilde who, in 1895, was charged with “…committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons.” This fascinating play uses real court transcripts and quotes from his three trials to help tell this powerful and poignant story. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets range from $20 to $23 and are available at the box office at (303) 562-3232 or www.FirehouseTheaterCompany.com .
Brian Clancy entertains his fans at Jack Quinn’s in downtown Colorado Springs at 7:30 PM on the 1st, 6th, 15th and 22nd.
Colcannon is on the Ballroom Stage at the Midwinter Bluegrass Festival in the Northglenn Ramada Plaza on the 17th at 5 PM then does a show with the Cherry Creek Chorale, Celtic! With Colcannon in Bethany Lutheran Church, Hampden and Dahlia, Cherry Hills Village on the 23rd and 24th at 7:30 PM. Tickets $5-$20 online until noon day of show then at the door.
Irish icon Sharon Shannon and her band will headline a night of great tunes, songs, and laughter with special guest Dr Kevin Fitzgerald March 1st at the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver. All Ages/Reserved seats at www.SoiledDove.com